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Internet Genius Recreates the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' Video with Sesame Street Characters

Internet Genius Recreates the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' Video with Sesame Street Characters
If you thought the original Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” music video couldn’t be any more cinematic, try adding Sesame Street characters from the 1985 film Follow that Bird. A fan has combined the iconic ’90s vid with your favorite Muppets, and the result—featuring Big Bird and Cookie Monster—might have topped the Spike Jonze-directed original.

Adam Schleichkorn (a.k.a. Mylo the Cat) posted the mashup on his YouTube channel isthishowyougoviral. The YouTuber explained how the original video was “one of the greatest of all time” and he therefore “couldn’t do a regular old lip sync video.” Other
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Newswire: Night At The Museum 3 writers hired for new Sesame Street movie

Through the past 47 years on television, Sesame Street has been one of our most enduring cultural touchstones, as generations of children have learned letters, numbers, sharing, and cooperation at the feet of Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Elmo. So a leap to the big screen is such a natural idea, it’s surprising it’s only happened twice, with 1985’s Follow That Bird, and 1999’s The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland.

But keeping to Sesame Workshop’s roughly-every-15-years schedule, a return to the big screen is in the works. Deadline reports that Warner Bros., whose sister company HBO now airs Sesame Street before passing episodes to PBS for a second run, has hired David Guion and Michael Handelman, the screenwriting duo behind Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, Dinner For Schmucks, and the Zach Braff vehicle The Ex.

It’s too soon to tell what ...
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‘Street Gang’ Exclusive Clip: New Documentary Tells The Story of The Creation and History of ‘Sesame Street’

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‘Street Gang’ Exclusive Clip: New Documentary Tells The Story of The Creation and History of ‘Sesame Street’
Two weeks ago, Macrocosm Entertainment, in association with Citizen Skull Productions, announced the production of “Street Gang,” a feature-length documentary about the creation and history of beloved, long-running children’s TV series “Sesame Street.” Based in part on Michael Davis’ 2008 New York Times best-selling book by the same name, the film would tell origin story of the story and how creator Joan Ganz Cooney, director Jon Stone, and visionary Jim Henson came out of the ideals and the societal unrest of the sixties to make something that changed history. The producers have launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the project.

Watch an exclusive clip from the re-building of the set’s iconic stoop, and check out some additional exclusive images from the production’s rebuild of the “Sesame Street” season one set.

Read More: ‘Sesame Street’ and Big Bird Get Premiere Date for Their New Nest On HBO

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What happened to 1990's 10 most promising movie executives?

Simon Brew Sep 2, 2016

Premiere magazine highlighted 10 movie executives to watch in 1990. So what happened to them?

In its May 1990 issue, the sadly-missed Us version of Premiere magazine published an article, highlighting ten young movie executives, and suggesting that these were people with very big futures ahead of them in the industry.

Given that much is written about movie executives, without actually digging much deeper to find out who they actually are, I thought it was worth tracing what happened to these ten, and – 26 years later – whether Premiere was correct in saluting them as the future of the industry. So, er, I did...

Lance Young

Senior production VP, Paramount Pictures

Pictured in the article on an office swivel chair with some snazzy purple socks, Lance Young, Premiere wrote, had been “groomed for big things since joining Paramount at the age of 23”. He was 30 at the time the article was published, and
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George Lucas: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the 'Star Wars' Guru

George Lucas didn't just create the "Star Wars" universe. The filmmaker, who turns 71 on May 14, pretty much created the cinematic universe we live in now, the ones whose cornerstones include the Thx sound system at your multiplex, the Pixar movies that have dominated animation for the past 20 years, and the Industrial Light & Magic special-effects house, whose aesthetic has ruled the Hollywood blockbuster for nearly four decades. He's the pioneer of the effects-driven action spectacle and the conversion from celluloid to digital, the two trends that, for better and worse, have defined Hollywood's output for nearly 20 years.

As ubiquitous as Lucas and his creations loom in our cinematic dreamscapes, there's still a lot that most people don't know about him, from how he got his start to the famous folks who mentored him or were mentored by him, from the size of his fortune to what he plans to do now
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Blu-ray Review: ‘Big Miracle’ Turns Cynical Satire Into Simpering Hokum

Chicago – At a time when even the Us Congress can’t work together to solve a problem, Ken Kwapis’ ham-fisted cinematic “Kumbaya” session, “Big Miracle,” feels especially cheap. It’s the latest stinker to solidify the theory that a stamp of approval from Heartland Truly Moving Pictures is the equivalent of a scarlet letter for any viewers desiring to be truly moved.

This film is as uninspired as its title suggests, but it’s also surprisingly unpleasant. When three grey whales get trapped in pack ice near Point Barrow, Alaska, a crowd of self-serving opportunists descend on the action. A vapid news anchor (Kristen Bell) views the potential tragedy as a bona fide career booster. An oil baron (Ted Danson) hopes his support will earn him the rights for off-shore drilling. A couple of dim-witted Midwestern entrepreneurs (James LeGros and Rob Riggle) attempt to garner publicity for their new de-icing machine,
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Judy Freudberg, Writer on 'Sesame Street' for Nearly Four Decades, Dies at 63

Judy Freudberg, Writer on 'Sesame Street' for Nearly Four Decades, Dies at 63
Judy Freudberg, a writer who helped bring the sweet bright-red monster Elmo to life during a nearly 40-year career on the landmark PBS series Sesame Street, died June 10 of a brain tumor. She was 63. Freudberg, who collected 17 Emmy Awards for her work on the kids series, also collaborated with Tony Geiss on Sesame Street’s first feature film, Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985), and on two animated movies for executive producer Steven Spielberg: The Land Before Time (1985) and An American Tail (1986). Soon after graduating from Syracuse University, Freudberg joined Sesame Street for

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Six of the Best Eyebrows in Movie History

The revival of Star Trek has arrived in theaters amidst a continuing trend of re-imagings, reboots, and origin stories. J.J. Abrams has somehow managed to make the science fiction franchise new again through a simple re-telling of how the famous crew was formed. Last weekend, X-Men Origins: Wolverine separated the character from the mutant team to delve into his violent past. Later this month in Terminator Salvation a new trilogy of old, yet futuristic Terminators will terrorize humans again.

Though the movie may have been a timely collision with the zeitgeist, perhaps there’s a more important movement Abrams hadn’t intended to align with. A fashion statement so deeply woven into society that maybe you hadn’t even noticed it. I’m talking, of course, about crazy eyebrows.

Zachary Quinto had to shave his ordinary looking ‘brows to then achieve Spock’s two furrowed examples of crazy eyebrow excellence.
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